Imamate and the Imams
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Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini, an eminent scholar and jurisprudent is a professor at the Religious Learning Center at Qum where he is involved in teaching, writing and research activities. He very frequently represents the Islamic Republic of Iran at various international conferences. He was born in 1925 in Najafabad in the Province of Esfahan. Having finished his primary studies in Najafabad, he joined the Religious Learning Center of Esfahan in 1942. After completing his curriculum of religious studies in Esfahan, he joined the most famous Religious Learning Center of Qum in 1947, where he learned Dars al-Kharij, Jurisprudence and principles, under the tutorship of most eminent religious scholars of that period. He also taught Literature, Jurisprudence and Philosophy. Because of his special attitude and inclination towards the sciences namely: Psychology, Child-Psychology, Education and Training, Family-rights, Family-ethics, and Traditions of Holy Prophet and Infallible Imams, he pursued advance studies and research in these areas.
About the book[edit | edit source]
This book written by Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini and translated from Persian into English by Hamideh Elahinia, was published in Al-Burāq (April 1, 2011). It has 286 pages and best Sellers Rank of 7,770,546 in Books. The present book presents the content in four sections about Imamate.
Abstract of chapters[edit | edit source]
Chapter 1: Characteristics of the Imam[edit | edit source]
Chapter 2: The Ahlul Bayt in the Quran and the Traditions[edit | edit source]
The second chapter is about Prophet Muhammad’s Household, as mentioned in the Holy Quran and the traditions, and their Tat’hir. In this section, the author refers to one of the major problems of infallible Imams and Shi’ism, which has been the creation of two devious trends of ghuluw and tafwiz. These invalid beliefs harmed the Imams’ honor and Shi’ism sect, and made the people pessimistic about them. Some naive people deceived and thus threatened the Shiite sect. Then shows how the infallible Imams struggled with superstitious opinions behind them.
Chapter 3: The Arguments for Imamate[edit | edit source]
One of the major controversial issues among the Muslims from Early Islamic Era has been the true and legitimate method of selecting the Prophet’s caliph or the Imam of the Muslims. This chapter discusses the Imamate reasons.
Chapter 4: Brief Biographies of the Infallible Imams[edit | edit source]
This chapter is the most important part of the book, so that the readers may follow the pattern of the infallible Imams. The author in this part introduces the infallible Imams, brief biographies of them, virtues, ethical values, knowledge, worship, and moral journey of these selected servants toward the Exalted Allah.